Stoeger Prize, a $25,000 cash award by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for achievement in the field of chamber music. The new piece to be performed is co-commissioned by Lincoln Center and by Wigmore Hall in London. “They only other place we’ll play it this season is in St. Cecilia,” Han said. Here are Wu Han and David Finckel discussing the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s 2013-14 Chamber Music Series at St. Cecilia Music Center.
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Meet Class Notes Artist Artaria String Quartet
It runs the school-year Artaria Chamber Music School in Saint Paul, the annual summer Stringwood Chamber Music Festival in Lanesboro, Minn., and the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition, all for aspiring young chamber musicians. Artaria also has several local and regional concerts and events throughout the calendar year, including a chamber series at Wayzata Community Church and at Hamline University’s Sundin Music Hall. The quartet is currently in the middle of a two-year focus on the string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich, having just completed two concerts for the aforementioned Wayzata and Sundin Chamber Series as previews to its wall-to-wall Shostakovich-filled January 2014. (see the Artaria String Quartet’s complete calendar of events for more information). Always dedicated to education, however, Artaria spent time last week in schools in North Saint Paul, Minn., in Lakeville, Minn., and in Minneapolis. Artaria took its audience through a musical adventure with the tale of young “Tony” from Minnesota, who finds a time-traveling horse that takes him to meet various classical composers throughout history. As Tony met these composers, Artaria introduced the students to string quartet movements by greats such as Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, and of course, Shostakovich.
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